Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

After getting halfway to its next target, New Horizons entered a well-deserved hibernation on April 7. New Horizons was launched in January 2006 and headed to explore Pluto. Between the last hibernation and entering its current hibernation, New Horizons had been “awake” for 852 days for the Pluto fly by and the 16 months following to send data back to Earth.  Now the spacecraft is on its way to the Kuiper Belt to study Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 in January 2019.

After getting halfway to its next target, New Horizons entered a well-deserved hibernation on April 7. New Horizons was launched in January 2006 and headed to explore Pluto. Between the last hibernation and entering its current hibernation, New Horizons had been “awake” for 852 days for the Pluto fly by and the 16 months following to send data back to Earth. Now the spacecraft is on its way to the Kuiper Belt to study Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 in January 2019.

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

NASA's New Horizons Next Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Coming Up

NASA's New Horizons Next Flyby Target 2014 MU69 Coming Up

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Halfway to KBO 2014 MU69

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Halfway to KBO 2014 MU69

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed the halfway milestone between Pluto and its second flyby target, KBO 2014 MU69, at midnight UTC on Monday, April 3.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed the halfway milestone between Pluto and its second flyby target, KBO 2014 MU69, at midnight UTC on Monday, April 3.

Having completed its rendezvous with Pluto, the New Horizons probe has since been making its way towards its first encounter with a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) – known as 2014 MU69. In the meantime, it has been given a special task to keep it busy. Using archival data from the probe’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), a team of scientists is taking advantage of New Horizon‘s position to conduct measurements of the Cosmic Optical Background (COB).

Having completed its rendezvous with Pluto, the New Horizons probe has since been making its way towards its first encounter with a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) – known as 2014 MU69. In the meantime, it has been given a special task to keep it busy. Using archival data from the probe’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), a team of scientists is taking advantage of New Horizon‘s position to conduct measurements of the Cosmic Optical Background (COB).

》New Horizons im Umfeld von 2014 MU69: Am 1. Januar 2019 soll die Raumsonde New Horizons eng an dem nur rund 45 Kilometer großen Kuipergürtelobjekt 2014 MU69 vorbeifliegen und es dabei im Detail erkunden (NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / Steve Gribben - künstlerische Darstellung).《

New Horizons: Das nächste Ziel von New Horizons ist festgelegt

》New Horizons im Umfeld von 2014 MU69: Am 1. Januar 2019 soll die Raumsonde New Horizons eng an dem nur rund 45 Kilometer großen Kuipergürtelobjekt 2014 MU69 vorbeifliegen und es dabei im Detail erkunden (NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / Steve Gribben - künstlerische Darstellung).《

Миссия Новые Горизонты - корректировка курса до объекта 2014 MU69

Миссия Новые Горизонты - корректировка курса до объекта 2014 MU69

》Anfang Januar 2019 soll die Raumsonde New Horizons das kleine Kuipergürtelobjekt 2014 MU69 im dichten Vorbeiflug erkunden. Damit erforscht die Sonde nach Pluto im Juli 2015 einen weiteren Himmelskörper am Rand des Sonnensystems.《

New Horizons: Das nächste Ziel von New Horizons ist festgelegt

》Anfang Januar 2019 soll die Raumsonde New Horizons das kleine Kuipergürtelobjekt 2014 MU69 im dichten Vorbeiflug erkunden. Damit erforscht die Sonde nach Pluto im Juli 2015 einen weiteren Himmelskörper am Rand des Sonnensystems.《

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